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Pre-Conference Tours

Checkout our tours from AB Show 2023 and stay tuned for the
AB Show 2024 tour details this spring.

Wednesday, November 1


Tour A: Towson University, Loyola University and University of Maryland-College Park

Join AB Show and NIRSA on a tour of several beautiful Baltimore-area facilities.

The first stop on this tour takes us to Towson University's Campus Recreation Center, which opened a 94,000 square-foot expansion and renovation in 2018 for a total of 235,000 square feet. The recreation and fitness center includes 22,000 square feet of fitness floor space; an indoor pool; multipurpose wood-floored gymnasiums and rubber-floored activity courts; five fitness studios, including a skills studio with a retractable heavy bag system, speed bags and other equipment used for boxing; a sprint hill; a functional training area complete with turf flooring; and a new outdoor adventure center. Fitness Floor 2 of Burdick Hall will be gaining a new individualized workout space area. This area will be state-of-the-art and offer a range of equipment from kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, resistance bands and more! The space is slotted to be opened in Fall 2023.

Wednesday, November 1


Tour B: Johns Hopkins University and Under Armour Headquarters

Spend the day touring one of the newest facilities in the Baltimore region, along with a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest athletic brands in the industry

Kicking off this tour, you will see one of the most recent additions to America’s oldest private research facilities, Johns Hopkins University. Comprising both a new structure and a renovation of existing facilities, the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center Expansion increases the size of the current Center by 30,000 square feet – including a new state of the art fitness center – elevating it to the campus’s foremost social and wellness hub. Included in this expansion is new and renovated administrative and public spaces; a café; weights, cardio and program areas; a student wellness center and exterior terrace.

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